Sewing the Best Items

Sewing the Best Items

A question arises in mind sewing machines for. How we can use them. We will need to take the clothespins off and pin the different sets of bricks together. Once you have lined up all six pieces of fabric, you need to pin them. Now we’ve removed the clothes pin and we are going to pin this in, probably, two places. Of course, keep the head of your pin out away from your fabric so it is easy to pull off when you are sewing. Keeping in mind that wrong sides are together in this case and we will have the seam coming to the right side of the fabric. Once you whole row of blocks is pinned together, the next step of course is to sew it. Now we are to sew a 1/2 inch seam. So line it up on your throat plate so that you have 1/2inch seam gauged. If you would like to, you can back stitch and the beginning of the seam for more strength.

And as you approach the pin, pull the pin out. Clip your threads. You can even up the seams if you would like. When you are sewing with six layers of heavy fabric, sometimes the seams will seem a little bit uneven as you sew them. The next step would be to sew the rows together. We choose to sew two rows together at a time. Sew rows one and two together, three and four, five and six and so forth. As you sew them together, you need to spread your seam allowances open flat. And match them as best you can. And you see this fabric is already raveling quite a bit. And that’s what we want it to do. It just makes it a little messy to work with. As you’re pinning these, you want to take a pin, place the pin down through the seam and try to come out in the seam below.

So you have matched those seams as closely as possible. Once you have done that, take a pin and place it on the seam allowance or either side of the seam to hold that flat as best you can. And you will continue pinning that way all the way down your row. You can back stitch if you like. Pull the pin out before you come to it. And as you approach the seam junction, you need to hold the seam up in the air a little bit. This helps the machine to get up and over it.

Pull your pin out before you get to it. And continuing sewing your 1/2 seam. As you pull this out and turn it over, you’ll see that the seam matched up beautifully on the wrong side. Once you get all of the sets of two rows sewed together, such as one and two, three and four, five and six etc.,they next step would be to grab rows one and two and sew them to three and four and so forth. They way we did this is that we ended up sewing one to fourteen together in sets of two and rows fifteen through thirty together in sets of two. Because in the next step, it will be much easier to use half a quilt on your lap working then the whole quilt.

A top stitch is a type of finishing stitch that you sew on the right side of the fabric and it’s a nice decorative stitch and it also helps stablize the two pieces together. So, after you’ve sewn your seam, you turn your fabric so it’s right side out and press. And then, once you have your fabric like this, then you’ll put it back under the machine but using a quarter of an inch seam allowance. You’ll start sewing right along the edge. You can also move the needle even closer to the edge to one eighth inch seam allowance and that’s called an edge stitch and that makes your seam look a little fancier. It’s a little bit more decorative. And, so this is what a top stitch looks like and you’re looking at the right side of your fabric and you can have the fabric, the thread match and have it be really subtle or you can do a nice contrast, like what we did, and make it more decorative.

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